Casio G -Shock vs Baby-G: What’s the Difference?

Casio G -Shock vs Baby-G

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Casio G -Shock vs Baby-G

Casio G -Shock vs Baby-G

Both the Casio G-Shock and the Baby-G watches are very popular options. They have been around for a very long time, and Casio has continued to add to their list of variations, features and options for both.

However, as someone who is looking at both the Casio G-Shock and Baby-G you are probably wondering what the difference is?

Well, below I have spelled out all the main differences as well as the things these Casio watches share in common!

G -Shock vs Baby-G
The Main Differences

Because Baby-G and G-Shock are very similar, the simplest thing to do is highlight the main differences.

Differences in Style

G-Shock Watches

G-Shock watches started out as very functional and masculine. After all, they were designed by a Japanese man who was tired of his watch breaking.

Over the years they have become more bulky and more tougher and it is clear from the design. The G-Shock watches also tend to be mostly black, or very dark in color. Of course, there are exceptions to the rule, but that is the overall color scheme you will see.

In terms of wrist size, the G-Shock is usually most suited to larger wrists, which is perhaps why men wear them more often. They have case diameters usually over 50mm. Of course, some of the older styles are usually smaller.

Baby-G Watches

Baby-G watches are a lot smaller and overall less bulky than their big brother the G-Shock (as are the G-Shock Mini, they are just rarer). They are also far more colorful and bold in their style. They are more loved and worn by women and children than men, but who I am to tell you who should wear a Baby-G?

In general, you will find a lot more choice in color combinations and options in the Baby-G watches, and they are often a lot more modern in style. They also rarely come in very large case and strap sizes, so will suit smaller wristed people, which of course means ladies and children too!

Shared Features

They all start out with the basic digital watch functions like a countdown timer, a stopwatch, alarms, 12/24 hour time, and often an hourly timer, world time, an auto-calender and daylight saving. 

Casio will also include some form of LED backlight on G-Shocks and Baby-G watches. As well as shock resistance and some form of water resistance.

G-Shocks typically come with 200m water resistance, which means you can take them swimming or diving. Whereas Baby-G watches are typically only rated to 100m (some do have 200m though), so you can swim with them, but have to be careful beyond that.

Differences in Features

G-Shock Watches

G-Shock watches have the biggest range of features, depending on the particular model of course.

The more expensive models will include features such as those from Casio’s Triple Sensor range – an Altimeter, Barometer, Thermometer and Digital Compass. More recent and expensive models can also feature Casio’s Tough Solar (solar battery charging) and atomic clock syncronization (Multi Band 6).

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